Local agencies suit up, turn on UV light to fight coronavirus

In the battle against coronavirus, first responders are stocking up on the tools they need to stay safe, including personal protective equipment and ultraviolet lights that zap the potentially...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango train to remain closed ‘until further notice’

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad announced Monday it will remain closed “until further notice,” another hit to Southwest Colorado’s tourist-driven economy amid the coronavirus...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Southern Ute Tribe intensifies its response to COVID-19

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe intensified its response to the spread of COVID-19 on Sunday, partially in reaction to new cases reported in surrounding areas. The Southern Ute Tribal Council, the...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Stay-at-home advisory issued for La Plata, Archuleta counties

A stay-at-home advisory was issued Monday afternoon by San Juan Basin Public Health, just hours after La Plata County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced. San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Hindsight helps in making real estate forecasts: Coronavirus to play greater role than thought

Hindsight is always 20-20, and that’s even more true when you’re making annual forecasts. The COVID-19 pandemic had just become an issue internationally when John Wells, broker-owner of the Wells...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

UPDATE: La Plata County’s first COVID-19 case was tested in Cortez

La Plata County announced its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on Monday, according to San Juan Basin Public Health. The case is an adult resident of the county, but the health...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Mental health professionals share insight into coping with COVID-19

It has been more than two weeks since Gov. Jared Polis announced the first COVID-19 case in Colorado, and nearly two months since Washington state reported its first case. If time since then has...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center opens in Durango

In a whirlwind week, the coronavirus outbreak has upended the nation and, no less so, La Plata County. In just a week’s time, Durango saw the shutdown of its vibrant restaurant and bar scene,...

DATE: March 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

DISH customers in La Plata County to receive two Denver TV stations

DISH, the satellite television company, announced Friday that it has launched the Denver-based network affiliates of ABC (KMGH) and FOX (KDVR) to subscribers in La Plata County. The move brings...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Can pets spread virus? Is China in the clear? Your COVID-19 questions, answered

As the novel coronavirus spreads and the situation changes seemingly by the hour, it can be difficult to keep up to date and know exactly what’s going on. Here’s a look at some of the questions...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Drive-thru testing site to become operational Friday, Saturday

San Juan Basin Public Health is opening a temporary drive-thru testing site Friday and Saturday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds to collect COVID-19 data. Limited testing will be conducted at the...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Business sells tons of pinto beans to Durango residents

Basin Towing and Repair didn’t know what to do with tens of thousands of pounds of pinto beans it had from last year. Then a pandemic hit. The local business in the past three days has sold about...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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